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Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864)

Hitchcock, Edward. American geologist and author; born in Deerfield, MA, May 24, 1793; died at Amherst, MA, Feb. 27, 1864. He was made president of Amherst College in 1845, but resigned in 1854, continuing his professorship there till his death. Amherst College owes to him the founding of its Museum of Natural History, and his writings were among the earliest to call attention in this country to the study of geology. His ‘Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences’ marks a distinct epoch in scientific study in this country. He published also ‘Reminiscences of Amherst College’ in 1863.